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Time to put late goal right

17 December 2013

Burton FA Cup replay

Graham Alexander anticipates another good game of football at Burton Albion on Tuesday night as Town look to reach the FA Cup Third Round.


The Cod Army were less than a minute away from reaching the next stage when Jeff Hughes’ header had given them the lead at Highbury, but a last-gasp equaliser from Billy Kee forced a replay at the Pirelli Stadium.


And with both sides knowing that a trip to Championship side AFC Bournemouth awaits in the third round, Alexander expects another close encounter with the Brewers.


“It should be a really good game,” he said. “It’s a fantastic competition (the FA Cup) with the winner already knowing their opponent if they go through.


“It’s a Championship club (AFC Bournemouth) so both teams will be looking to pit their wits against them. The Johnstone’s Paint Trophy has gone really well for us and we’re looking for another good cup run in the FA Cup.”


Like the rest of his squad and coaching staff, Alexander was left frustrated at having to play the extra fixture, feeling Fleetwood should have finished Burton off in the first encounter.


“It’s a game we want to go and win,” he said. “It’s a bit unfortunate we have to play the game because we probably should have done the job in the first game, but it wasn’t to be.


We were very despondent and angry after the game because we did throw it away in the last thirty seconds. It would have been a fantastic week if we had won that game.”


“We want to get into a good habit of winning games. We’re in a good run of form at the moment and the lads are feeling good about themselves, and it’s important we approach the game in the right way.”



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